Maine: Island inn
Hodgdon Island Inn, Barters Island Road, Box 492, Boothbay, ME 04571, (207) 633-7474, www.hodgdonislandinn.com. "Wonderful B&B; is perfect for fall foliage trips to the East Coast. Our balcony room overlooked a small inlet where sailboats were moored, providing us with picturesque sunsets. Breakfasts were a gourmet delight." Double rooms from $105.
Kristine M. Mackey
Tahiti: Moorea hotel
Hotel Les Tipaniers, BP 1002, Haapiti, Moorea, French Polynesia; (689) 561-267, www.lestipaniers.com. "Friendly, small French hotel feels like a throwback to small American resort hotels of the '40s and '50s. Sandy white beach fronts a lagoon with water so clear you can see dozens of tropical fish just by wading in. Simple rooms. Free outriggers, bicycles, Ping-Pong; snorkels available. Food at the hotel restaurant is better than at many stateside French bistros." Double rooms start at $70.
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